Knoxville woman arrested after reportedly assaulting man with pizza

Karie Garner (L) and Michael Garner (R) have both been charged with domestic assault. / Source: (Knox County Sheriff's Office)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to court documents, a Knoxville woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly threw pizza at a man for "being attracted to younger women."

Officers report that the victim, Michael Garner, said Karie Garner had been drinking, and when he returned home from buying pizza she threw it at him and began arguing with him about his attraction to younger women.

Karie Garner allegedly hit the victim in the face and chest. A second male victim told police he stepped in to stop Garner from attacking the man, but she allegedly scratched him and hit him in the stomach.

According to the report, the victims all had injuries consistent with their stories.

Documents further state police found no marks of a physical altercation on Karie Garner and therefore police said they determined her to be the primary aggressor.

Garner was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

The victim, Michael Garner, 46, has been arrested previously on domestic assault charges.

According to court documents, on April 6 Michael Garner was accused of grabbing Karie Garner and throwing her to the ground when she tried to stop him from leaving the house, then hitting her in the face.

Records show police determined Michael Garner to be the primary aggressor in the incident and took him into custody on charges of domestic assault.

There are many resources for victims of domestic assault in Knox County. Anyone who needs help can call the Family Violence Helpline 24 hours a day at (865) 521-6336 and the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee at (865) 558-9040.

For a full list of available resources visit the City of Knoxville's website.

Anyone outside of Knox County can call the National Domestic Violence Help line
at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).

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